|View from the widow's house, which was inaccessible by road.|
|The clay core of the stove.|
Mixing all of the materials together was fun, but the real party started when we added water to make the mud.
|Here is the source of water for the house.|
|Mixing the mud!|
After the mud base was put down, the core was set on and leveled. The banana stalk was then put in. Then mud was added around these two parts. When the mud dries, the banana stalk will also dry and shrink so that it can be pulled out leaving a hole where fuel can be added when cooking.
|Setting the core and the banana stalk.|
|Smoothing the completed stove.|
|The students with the final stove (the blocks on the left were the old cooking area).|
While the stove is done, it will not be ready to use until it dries - about 3 weeks. The students want to go back at that time and see the stove in action.
I told CrazyMom about how great the rocket stoves are, but for now she is still wanting to cook inside on her gas stove.